Right. Maybe I'm a little too cynical with AT&T, but "sometime in 2015" is very soft even for them. At least Verizon was saying "first half of 2015" IIRC.I believe wifi calling is on the horizon for AT&T, "sometime in 2015" but no telling when.
Yeah, it's $100 and there's no current rebate on the website. Even if I got the femtocell, after a walk around the apartment and balcony, I flitted between 1 bar LTE and 2 bars 4G. It's just the area we live in. Cell signals are crap in this wooded valley our development's located. Is dealing with Retentions worth the hassle?Is AT&T really charging for a femtocell? A discussion with retentions would hopefully make that charge go away.
Try their testing program.Happy so far with ATT. I have had them since the iPhone 4s came out. Contract is over. Should I switch over, how does everyone like it? I live in Buckhead, GA.
I have never found Retentions to be a hassle. They have always been pleasant, polite and helpful. Their job is to try to make you happy and keep you as a customer. Since your thinking of switching, retentions is the department you would want to talk to.Is dealing with Retentions worth the hassle?
Are you sure? I currently have a test drive phone with WiFi calling enabled. Works just fine. You do have to follow the provided directions to enable it, though.The T-Mobile test drive was fine, except that I couldn't test out wi-fi calling b/c they set the test drive devices up as prepaid phones and that doesn't allow for wi-fi calling to be used. I returned it after 3 days.
I always figure it's worth a call, particularly if you can multitask. If you call there's a chance, even if small. Not calling means a zero chance.Is dealing with Retentions worth the hassle?
FWIW, Wifi calling is excellent and the audio is crystal clear. Obviously the reliability and quality depends on your broadband connection. If it's slow speed DSL or of poor reliability, you're going to have issues. But if you can consistently pull a few megabits downstream, and have a decent upstream speed, you should be fine.The T-Mobile test drive was fine, except that I couldn't test out wi-fi calling b/c they set the test drive devices up as prepaid phones and that doesn't allow for wi-fi calling to be used. I returned it after 3 days.
Not to defend AT&T, but back when I had a femtocell, the additional charge only applied if you wanted unlimited minutes while using the femtocell. If your plan already included unlimited talk/text, this is moot, and you could also opt out if you just wanted to use your plan minutes. This was a couple years ago though, so maybe the policy changed?My options were:
* Get a femtocell from AT&T. Additional monthly charge? Double ugh.
Well, you can free unlimited data for a year plus $25 from T-Mobile if you get someone to refer you. If you don't have anyone, PM me and I can set you up.* Switch to T-Mobile and use wi-fi calling at home, save ~$15/mo, and hope they upgrade the Philadelphia/south NJ market's 2G towers to lower-band LTE in 2015. Meh, I can live with that.
What am I missing?
This exactly.What are you trying to accomplish by switching carriers?
I've been on T-Mobile since September of last year, and the service meets MY exact needs. For my service, I want a high data allotment, don't use a lot of voice minutes, don't want a contract, only need occasional tethering, and don't care about the rural/outlying coverage. So, I went with T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan (100 min., 5 GB 4G/LTE data) and paid for my iPhone up front in full. Worked out great so far, given MY specific use case.